Day 461 – Democracy is on – We just haven’t taken Notice – yet

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Like most people who are waking up to the Reality of this world, I have made the mistake to believe that there is really No democracy, that the system is rigged, that we have no power to change things because someone is holding on to all the cash, making us their slaves.

While some of these things are true, what I failed to see until recently, is that the very system we live in, a corporatocracy that has obtained legal status and the same rights reserved to Living Beings and rightly so, we should add, because it is sustained by us all, in every moment of our day through the choices we make – we are the ones breathing life – or death- into this system daily – who else?

We have been misled into thinking that the Voting System takes place when we take hold of one card to vote one candidate over another, or a party over another, or the dismissal of an unfair Law, all practices that should have shown us by now that that’s NOT where Democracy is at the moment – because all those endeavors have so far resulted in NO NOTE WORTHY CHANGE in any way whatsoever – yet we keep fighting over who has the best choice, the best reasons for voting one or another of the people that we’ll put up there as puppets that are intended to keep the system going exactly as it is – just under a new costume (see the very dangerous Trump already backpedaling on his most outrageous proposals and pretending to implement the irrelevant changes that will always hide a loop to guarantee that NOTHING REALLY CHANGES).

Instead the Power to Change is in our perspective, in the self Honesty to admit that if MONEY is the Most Powerful Thing of this world – obviously – that’s where the power to change is – really.

Many initiatives are coming up about the Money System and how it’s in urgent need of a profound redesign, bankers that print IOU in Monopoly colors (to add irony to injury) and make us pay interest on them creating Public Debts, mortgages that force you to pay only the interest for the first 10 years of your 30 years engagement, gambling on the fact that you may not make it and they’ll end up with the money AND your house, usury, a tax system that is thinking how to tax the air we breathe – because they have already done that with the water, the food and don’t see why they should stop – are clear signs that we have been distracted to say the least – just not to call ourselves utterly stupid, to let it go this far.

And yet, we are still razzle-dazzled by the diversions used to not make us see, that a real coalition of intent, would bring all the castles down faster than they could write a law to prevent it.

So, one may wonder, where is this freaking power to change?

The first change required will have to be within, I won’t go into the details of how everything that exists inside of us exists outside because this is self explanatory with a little self investigation – but also because I want to bring on the table areal case scenario of Change that took place in Italy, where I live at the moment, that was unexpected, un-hoped for, no one saw it coming and then one day, BANG – it was there.

This story starts with PALM OIL, no one even knew they were using it in our food for 2 simple reasons

  1. we don’t have Palm Trees (hint hint)
  2. to be able to read the ingredients on labels you must have 25/20 eyesight normally, or your glasses handy
  3. 3 we trust that people producing food and giving us the lovely commercial that steer us towards ideas and feelings of ‘A Better World’ – an actual slogan of one of Barilla’s minor labels- can’t then go and put something that is BAD for us, the environment, the people that manufacture it and the animal kingdom, all in one go, in the food we are going to eat – we just can’t compute these 2 dissonant information usually – and end up trusting the commercial – because it makes us Feel Better.

One day though, someone opened a debate about it, pictures were shown of the damages to the environment, of how animals were de-housed as a consequence of intensive planting of Palm Tree for Palm Oil production, a list of the ill-fits to our health was compiled and then 40000 signatures were collected to stop the use of Palm Oil in Italy.

Well then, we could think it was the Food Regulatory Body that changed the Law that did the trick but alas – it was not Those silly Laws are just another distractions, proof is that when we write one, and we write thousands every year in Italy, we build IN THE LAW, the exit door for those that will obviously not want to comply, usually the very ones the Law had been written for (and by).
Nonono, the change came because People started to wear their glasses, read the labels and just stopped buying products that contained Palm Oil. It was that simple.

There were no demonstrations, no violence, no one was hurt and no one lost jobs over it, because the multinationals hire people who work to understand trends (market analysts), before any new emerging trend could emerge and impact their profit – hence we could almost say, from one day to another, Palm Oil was replaced with sustainable alternatives and all the┬á corporations tried to beat each other on the change, because that was where the money was going to be spent.

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So, I just wanted to share this little Tale to say that Change is just a few dollars away from each one of us, those are our voting chips, we have to stop waiting to have SPARE money to support something. Within the times we live, there’s very probably nothing to spare for anyone BUT we can divert something of what we spend to support Life Giving Alternatives to this world, we can Stop feeding our egos and minds with things we don’t really need, we don’t need that make up, that neck relaxing cream, the boob plastic surgery, we don’t need fancy holidays, cocktails with paper umbrellas in it, we don’t need to buy mangoes in winter if we live in Europe, in fact we don’t need to buy mangoes anytime if we don’t produce them where we live – I am not saying we can’t have any of these things if we really want them, I am just saying, there’s a world of difference between a NEED and a WANT and what we really NEED now is a different world, it’s to take the time to see where we have been putting our voting chips and assess if we couldn’t make better choices with them, it’s the time to see what can we give up for this change that we say we want so much.

Cos if we thought change was going to come quietly by itself brought on by our wish-full thinking or manifested by some superpower or some leaders or some one with more money than we have, we got another think coming; change depends on each one of us, HOW MUCH do we want this change?

Then, choose a cause, choose Life Giving people to support, get involved, be heard when you explain common sensically to others why it matters that we engage each other and the world for this change, because Change it’s your Change, give Your Change for Change – and see how many dimension this sentence alone can open up for you. ­čÖé

 

Peoples I have decided to support for Change

(not because I am good, special, better or richer – just because I am giving a new meaning to Money as Support for Life, as My Vote, as where I have to put my actions -not empty words- to contribute to +1 for Change)

 

Gian: I have met him a few years ago, his passion for change is real, his Life will be devoted to this, he has a vision that I want to support – I gave up 5 espressos a month to do so (they are bad for high blood pressure as well :))

Follow him here

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4404004

 

Cerise and Joe

I know Cerise personally and I know Joe virtually, they are witty, clever and they expose the world for what it is, I support them because I believe we need big reality checks to expose our nature and find solutions for Change – and they provide them

Supporting them costs less than 4 packets of cigarettes a month (my health will benefit too!)

Find them here

https://www.patreon.com/getreal

Scott Santens

I support him for his unwavering dedication to the implementation of a Basic Income, I have been active for some years on Social Medias and Scott was there, have been absent for a couple more and Scott was there while I was MIA, I came back and guess what? Scott is still there, not because a Basic Income is a sure thing we’ll achieve in this Life Time – but because advocating for one, for a decent Life for every human being, for an end to Poverty, fear and Shame is a great ideal to hold close to heart and to embody in every moment of Breath.

You can find him here

https://www.patreon.com/search?q=scott%20santens

 

 

 

 

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Capital-Lie-ism – The Lies We Tell Each Other

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The point of us not even realizing it is more astonishing than anything that has been going on since we were born. The rights of the people have diminished, all social bumpers have or are disappearing, and we find that even the middle class, or aspiring middle class is seeing some ‘not-so-common sense’ in reducing the benefits for the People. Are they not The People too, are we not All -the People of this Planet?

 

Given the current state of Human Nature, the ones opposing a system change must either be on the receiving end of this system of abuse or hoping to get there, and this applies to many who call themselves educated too, they fail to see where their Education came from and if we attempt to expose the system to support everyone to wake up, at best we are called Conspiracy Theorists, at worse, Utopians, for wanting to change the system to a system that would benefit All.

 

So, lets try to debunk some of the lies of Capitalism we tell each other, we’ll take just a few for the purpose of stimulating the desire for others to investigate what is going on and to wake up to the point that their dream of making it to the top, it’s just that, another DREAM sold by the system to guarantee that the HOPE of personal gain will keep them pacified, aspiring for those upper places in the pecking order of this World.

 

The first big Lie we live is the delusion of Freedom and Democracy within a system where some, who have piled up all the resources, write the Laws by influencing parliament to promote and vote in the direction they want to stir the whole game, they bought out the Justice System, but even better, they saw the chance to go directly at the source of their problems, so they could affect the Legislative process which should be meant to be designed keeping All in mind and what the needs of most, especially the underprivileged by design, are.

And we are not talking big benefits, we could just start with the basic human right to Life, which at the moment is denied to those that cannot access resources through this MEAN we have invented, Money as the middle man that gives access to vital resources such as water, food, shelter and then the resources to guarantee to be able to access this MEAN to Vital resources, such as Education, Health care and generally speaking, a system of support, not to “the Scum of the Earth” as it seems to come out from all the talks of the rich who feel they are always in peril of being overtaxed in support of the “lazy poor”, but to the people from which we are in fact stealing, to those to whom the equal share of this planet bounty has never been given. Most of the greatest wealth is built on the backs of workers who are not even retributed enough to make it comfortably to the end of the month. It is important that they are not, paramount, because when they can’t make it we can sell them something else, DEBT, what a GREAT idea, and they won’t be able to refuse the offer, because DEBT has become what our economy runs on, we have created a CULTure of debt and lack for most but the few that sit on top.

 

The second most damaging Lie we live, is the Lie that all those who are born in this world have Equal opportunities to make it to the top through their dedication and hard work.

This should be a point not even worthy of debating, because believing such things is a blatant show of out-of-touch-ness with the world, and therefore we have to look at WHY we believe the unbelievable, there must be some pay back in our beliefs that would stop us from seeing the world for what it is.

One thing I can say from my own experience as a Love and Lighter, is that when I did not want to hear about poverty and famine and how hard some had it, the basic force was Fear, it was the fear that I would have to face the truth that something was terribly wrong in this world and that if I allowed myself to uncover the first BIG lie, it would have been an unstoppable domino effect and my castle of cards would have come tumbling down forever, and that was not an option I was willing to even consider.

But looking behind the fear there was another motivating force, and that was Self Interest, because if I did acknowledge that something was terribly wrong with this world and with what we were doing it would be like knowing your husband is cheating, then you have to make a decision, you can’t keep pretending everything is fine, you are called to stand somewhere on the issue of Injustice and this world of Abuse, but if I didn’t look and told myself stories about this system, one of which was that we all have equal chances, I could keep the cheating husband and the lifestyle I had and just go on pretending that everything was just dandy.

 

The third lie that we tell each other┬á is the trickle down lie, the assumption that if we make the rich on top richer, the wealth will trickle down. This is obviously another lie spread by the Rich, but it’s not a New Lie, it has been going on for the last 50 years if not more, and yet all the numbers prove that not only that didn’t happen, but the situation for those at the bottom has become worse. Yes, because as the riches piled up on top, the scoundrels had more Money to splurge to bend the system, write Laws in their favour and basically dis-empower the bottom line of the ones that were now reduced to blatant slavery, to the inability of even conceiving standing up, as they were deliberately forced down with anything that came to Mind, Fear of losing their jobs, homes, health care, freedom of choice (AS IF they ever had any) and last cherry on the cake, fear of Terrorist attacks, setting up a Terror Alert System to be able to turn up and down the Fear levels inside people on command. That we should concede, was a Master Stroke.

 So, as we moved into this well designed and planned FEAR World, we lost any power to stand up and say enough is enough, not that this is true, but we Perceive it this way, we perceive the whole game has become too big for us to be able to change it, to be able to research independently what is going on in the world and assess by ourselves, without any outside help what is going on and what needs to be done.

 

We are writing a solution to a New World, we are proposing to redesign a Capitalism that works for All until we can let go of the Money Construct altogether, it will require the standing up of many Beyond Fear, beyond the Complacency of making do with a system that is downright abusive and basically, just plain crazy, where we consume finite resources as if they were infinite and then dispose of the garbage we produce in all corners of the world, considering oceans, rivers, the land, the air, our personal rugs under which we seem to think we can sweep all the crap we don’t want to face until further notice, while we are not even clear which notice should be issued, and by whom, if we are planning to give each other a wake up call, or if the planet will have to just throw us out as the parasites we have become.

 Reconsider your views of the current system, the game is rigged, give up all Hopes that you may sit enthroned up with the Big Guys, that Club is on invitation only and we have not been invited, but we can design a World for All, where all Human beings of Good Will are welcome to join to stop what we have become and create a world that effectively works for All, without Poverty, Famine, Crime, Pollution of all our resources, and all the other consequences we have created and are busy creating by upholding this system of Profit vs Life, a World we can be proud to call Our Home.

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